If you live in America, you probably stuffed yourself silly yesterday with turkey and pie. Perhaps you’re even still digesting it. Did you also take some time to think about what you are Thankful for?
Some people are grateful for today — Black Friday. Besides being the relaxing day after Thanksgiving, it is also the day where merchants across the country offer blowout sales that generate enough revenue to put their red (losing money) numbers into black (profitable). It’s an amazing opportunity to snag deals on holiday gifts, but it also involves crowds, long lines, and in the worst cases, stampedes. If you have chosen to partake in the madness, I wish you the best of luck! Once you’re done shopping, I hope you’ll take some time to read my roundup of the best personal finance blog posts from the past week.
Now that May is here, it’s time to begin planning for Mother’s Day (it’s the 11th). Struggling to come up with gift ideas besides flowers and jewelry? How about a faux credit card that she can redeem for hugs and kisses?